Advanced Wound Care

The LECOM Institute for Advanced Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at Millcreek Community Hospital brings the community state-of-the-art treatment and protocols to treat chronic wounds including hyperbaric oxygen therapy, negative pressure therapies, bioengineered tissues and biosynthetics.

Advanced Wound Care

LECOM Institute for Advanced Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine
The LECOM Institute for Advanced Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at Millcreek Community Hospital specializes in the treatment of non-healing, chronic wounds and their co-morbidities. Chronic wounds affect 6.7 million people in the United States and the incidence is expected to rise at a rate of 2% annually over the next decade. An aging population and increasing rate of diseases and conditions such as diabetes, obesity and the late effects of radiation therapy contribute to the chronic wound epidemic.

Focus on the Patient

The LECOM Institute for Advanced Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine, led by Dr. Steven Habusta, offers an evidence-based systematic approach to advanced wound care. Treatment options include negative pressure wound therapy, bio-engineered tissues, biosynthetic dressings, growth factor therapies and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. These treatments are the result of a team-based approach between the Center’s physicians, nurses and HBO technicians and the referring physician. A specialized treatment plan is developed and scheduled based on the patient’s condition and needs. Collaboration and utilization of other specialists are utilized as needed.

Who May Benefit from our Special Care?

Types of wounds we treat include:

  • Diabetic Ulcers
  • Pressure Ulcers
  • Neuropathic Ulcers
  • Ischemic Ulcers
  • Traumatic Wounds
  • Burns
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Non-healing Surgical Wounds
  • Other Chronic, Non-healing Wounds
  • Delayed Radiation Injury with wound

Types of non-wound conditions we treat:

  • Delayed Radiation Injury to soft tissues, such as cystitis and fistula’s
  • Chronic Refractory Osteomyelitis (Bone Infection)
  • Osteoradionecrosis of the Jaw
  • Specific sudden neuro related hearing loss

Specialized Training

Physicians, nurses and technicians are trained in the latest therapeutic methods in wound management as well as updated with breaking information about the industry, policies and procedures. This includes initial and ongoing training conducted by Healogics, Inc. to ensure continuity of care, as well as a high standard of care for all patients.

A Healogics, Inc. Wound Care Center

The Center has partnered with Healogics to join their network over 600 Wound Care Centers nation-wide. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., Healogics is the nation’s wound healing expert. Last year over 350,000 patients received advanced wound care through a nationwide network of over 600 Wound Care Centers®. The Healogics team is made up of almost 3,000 employees, 4,000 affiliated physicians and a Healogics Specialty Physician practice group of nearly 300. In addition to the company’s network of outpatient Centers, Healogics partners with over 300 skilled nursing facilities to care for patients with chronic wounds, and provides inpatient consults at more than 80 partner hospitals. As the industry leader, Healogics has the largest repository of chronic wound-specific patient data in the country. The Healogics Wound Science Initiative, an effort launched in 2017 to provide peer-reviewed research, recognizes the value and relevance of big data and advanced analytics to drive continuous, collaborative learning towards a better understanding of how to efficiently utilize healthcare resources for patients with wounds. For additional information, please visit Healogics.com.

The Wound Center was awarded Center of Distinction in 2014, and 2016, 2019 and 2021, and Center of Excellence in 2017 and 2018.

Let us help you get back to the life you love. We participate with all major insurance plans. Call (814) 868-3999 for more information.

Generally, we are able to schedule patients within three business days!

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